Avengers #14 – I’ve never been a big “Avengers” reader but I am excited for the movie! Being the nerd I am, I wanted to be able to go into the flick with some experience under my belt. This wasn’t the issue to jump in on though. With this being a “Fear Itself” issue, it was the end of a story line wrapped around a character I have zero experience with. I’ll give it a few issues and try again. Feel free to suggest a jumping in point though!
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth Monsters #1 – Elizabeth isn’t one of my favorite characters in the Hellboy universe, but this is a great setup. Hiding out in the armpit of America with the denizens you’d expect to be there, the book is steeped in mystery as to why she’s there and what she’s hiding from. Pretty exciting all around!
B.P.R.D. Casualties – This one was a dark & moody book, but it’s nice to see Abe fighting with guilt and Elizabeth taking care of him. I believe this is Guy Davis’s last run though, so sad on that aspect. Good book to go out on though!
Captain America #1 – Remember what I was saying about not being familiar with Avengers but being excited about the movie? Yah, scroll back up and read that part down here again. I have yet to see the movie, but I am excited for it! (Watch for a post on the daughter and I checking it out later this week!) This book seemed decent. There was enough to bring me back for more, there were a lot of references to the past I’m ignorant on though. Not enough to scare me off however.
Batman Detective Comics #879 – First and foremost? I love Franseco Francavilla’s take on the Joker here! Creepy! Story wise, it’s more Detective Comics. Nothing new, nothing different. They’re generally good stories though, so that’s a-okay.
Doctor Who: A Fairytale Life #4 – There’s not much to say other than I’m an utter and absolute Doctor Who fanboy. My daughter is too, so we both get to geek out! Book wise, it’s a fun story and wraps up in customary Doctor fashion, so no surprises, just adventure.
Green Lantern #67 – Once again; jumping in at the wrong point. Always a day late and a dollar short. I have no history to go on here other than I enjoyed myself at the movie. (Sure, string me up by my toes and take away my geek card, but the daughter and I had fun. Sue me.) Once again, I’m looking for a good jumping in point for Green Lantern, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!
Hellboy: The Fury #2 – I wasn’t blown away by the first issue of this book, but number two is shaping up nicely. There’s some rumblings and speculation on iFanboy on what this book means for the future of Hellboy, which makes me a little bit sad. You’ll have to check out their podcast for the details though as I don’t want to spoil anything!
Punisher MAX #15 – I was a huge Punisher fan back in the day and made sure to resurface a bit back during the spectacular Garth Ennis run. Seeing as I’m getting back into things, I wanted to see how the book was looking these days. It’s not…bad. It actually feels a bit nostalgic with art that is reminiscent of the good old days with some brutality that matches Garth Ennis. It may be the wrong place at the wrong time once again, but here in #15 I’m seeing the origin story again. I’ve seen the Punishers origin a million times now, I’m kind of over it.
X-Men Schism #1 – This…this was a great book! The story is setting up for a huge blow to the X-Men universe and has a great dark & foreboding tone. The back and forth banter between Wolvie and Cyclops is good too and feels like a throwback to the old days when I used to read X-Men regularly. The art feels comfortable and familiar too which is nice.